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Welcome to the 2022-2023 Library Lounges 

The Library team is excited to be offering a set of library lounges again this fall open to all AUArts students. The library lounges will be offered synchronously in the library and on Teams. Keep an eye on your inboxes for calendar invites to join in person in the library or virtually!  

Navigate the tabs above for each of the events' recordings, presentation slides and resources on the topics. The library lounges are an opportunity to connect, learn together and fine tune your skills. All are welcome.

Join us!

Student Lounge Dates & Times

Navigating the Catalogue & Search Strategies

Wednesday, September 14th, 1:00-1:45pm 

Join the Luke Lindoe Library team to learn more about how to efficiently navigate the library catalogue, Primo, and maximize your results using dialed in search strategies!  

Who is this for? Those that are new to using the library catalogue and would like a refresher on how to narrow and broaden their search results. 

Identifying a Research Topic: Mind Mapping 

Wednesday, September 28th, 1:00-1:45pm 

Learn how to use mind mapping as a visual research tool to generate new topics for your academic and studio courses. Bring paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. 

Who is this for? For anyone that wants to experiment, have fun (!) and refine their skills in developing a research topic through the visual method of mind mapping. 

Introduction to e-Resources 

Wednesday, October 12th, 1:00-1:45pm

Dive into discovering the e-Resources available to you as an AUArts student. Learn about the differences between databases, how to optimize your online reading and listening experience with text to speech options, generate citations and strengthen your research skills. 

Who is this for? Suitable for anyone who has accessed library resources before, including e-resources, and would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to maximize their use of AUArts databases. 

Evaluating Sources and Slow Looking Practices

Wednesday, November 23rd, 1:00-1:45pm

Join the Luke Lindoe Library Team and discover ways to evaluate the multitude of sources available online and in the library. We will also explore slow looking practices and walk through one slow looking activity.

Who is this for? Geared towards those that are already familiar with accessing the Library’s resources, but open to anyone interested in learning how to critically assess information in its various forms. 

Finding and Using Images in Your Assignments 

Tuesday, November 29th,  1:00-1:45pm

Ever wondered what images you can use for your AUArts assignments and how to do so appropriately? Join the Luke Lindoe Library team to learn about where you can find images for your work, how to cite images and when permissions are needed.

Who is this for? Those that have a basic understanding of library resources and want to learn more about using images in assignments. The session will cover how to use the image database, Artstor. It is recommended to be registered with your AUArts email in advance of the session. To find out more about how to register with Artstor, visit My Library Account